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Orchestra, weekend limited view tickets released for 'Phantom'

Orchestra, weekend limited view tickets released for 'Phantom'

ATLANTA -- Due to popular demand, limited view tickets in the orchestra for all performances, including weekends, have been released for the premiere Atlanta engagement of Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera.

The production is currently playing its premiere Atlanta engagement at the Fox Theatre  through November 2 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2014/2015 series.  With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of Phantom, the most successful musical of all time is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.

Holy Innocents' picture is 'My Atlanta' contest winner

Holy Innocents' picture is 'My Atlanta' contest winner

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Briana Neal, a Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School junior, has won first place in the high school competition for this year’s My Atlanta Exhibition.

The theme of this year’s show was Embracing Diversity—a theme meant to “communicate the significance of embracing cultural or religious differences,” according to contest guidelines. Neal's winning photo was titled “Poverty.”

Five hundred photos from students at 18 schools were entered in different categories, and judges were Joeff Davis and Gavin Godfrey of the Creative Loafing editorial staff.

The My Atlanta contest is sponsored by Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Photos are on view at the Piedmont Park Community Center during two upcoming Saturdays, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The park is located at 1071 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Park Entrance at 12th street).

Aurora Theatre casting children for 'Les Misérables'

Aurora Theatre casting children for 'Les Misérables'

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -– The search is on! Aurora Theatre is seeking child actors to star in its annual production of Les Misérables.

With the help of Synchronicity Theatre, Aurora is looking to cast two young girls and one young boy to play young Gavroche, young Eponine and young Cosette. Auditions will be Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Synchronicity Theatre in Midtown Atlanta.

Interested children must be or appear to be between the ages of 7 and 11, and should be no taller than 4 feet 8 inches. Girls of Asian or Pacific descent are suggested for the role of young Eponine.

RSVP to audition at casting@auroratheatre.com. Children should bring headshots and resumes, or recent pictures and summaries of experience (if headshot/resume are not available) to their auditions.

Tickets for Disney’s NEWSIES Atlanta premiere on sale Oct. 19

Tickets for Disney’s NEWSIES Atlanta premiere on sale Oct. 19

ATLANTA -– Disney Theatrical Productions and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta have announced that tickets for the highly anticipated Atlanta engagement of Disney’s NEWSIES will go on sale to the public on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.

The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, January 20 for a limited one week engagement through Sunday, January 25 as part of the 2014/2015 Broadway in Atlanta series. In Atlanta, NEWSIES will play Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Beginning Sunday, Oct. 19, tickets will be available by visiting foxtheatre.org/newsies, calling 1-855-285-8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre Box Office (660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.

Broadway in Atlanta offers rush, discount ticket prices for students for 'Mamma Mia!'

Broadway in Atlanta offers rush, discount ticket prices for students for 'Mamma Mia!'

ATLANTA -- For local students looking for a magical night at the theatre, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is offering a special $25 student rush ticket price for the Atlanta engagement of Mamma Mia!, playing at The Fox Theatre September 23-28.

Students simply need to bring valid student identification with them to the Fox Theatre box office any time prior to the performance time. The student rush ticket price will be available for all performances with a two-ticket limit per student ID. Student rush tickets will apply to any open seat in the house.

'The Old Man and the Monkeys & Other Chinese Tales' returns to Atlanta

'The Old Man and the Monkeys & Other Chinese Tales' returns to Atlanta

ATLANTA -– Expert Chinese artists weave together five traditional and not-so-traditional stories of ancient China in The Old Man and the Monkeys & Other Chinese Tales by Dragon Arts Studio.

For two weeks only, Sept. 24 through Oct. 5, Center for Puppetry Arts will present fables of compassion, consideration and cunning, along with the greatest ping pong match of all time.  As part of their final tour before retiring, this performance is Atlanta’s last chance to experience the distinguished puppetry skills of the renowned Dragon Arts Studio artists Yuqin Wang and Zhengli Xu.

French princess to perform at Woodruff Arts Center

French princess to perform at Woodruff Arts Center

ATLANTA -- Caroline Haffner, an internationally acclaimed concert pianist, will give a recital at the Woodruff Arts Center next month.

Haffner, born Imperial Princess Caroline Murat in Paris, will perform Chopin and Liszt pieces on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m.

"I am delighted to be returning to the United States to play concerts again," Princess Caroline said in a release. "It has been too long, and I am very pleased that the concerts are being supported by my friends in Georgia."

A direct descendent of French Revolution cavalry chief Marechal Joachim Murat, Princess Caroline began playing the piano as a very young child. She is one of the last students of legendary French pianist Alfred Cortot and received a Fulbright Scholarship to study music in the U.S.

Her stage name comes from another ancestor -- Sigmund Haffner, mayor of Salzburg, Austria, and friend of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.